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The DV8 Grudge pairs a Composite Hook solid coverstock with the Grudge Low RG asymmetric core and is finished with a 500 then 1000 Siaair micro pad. This is a great hooking ball for heavy oil conditions.
The DV8 Grudge redefines the cliché of "Hook in a Box"! This ball is just a monster on heavy oil! I wanted to have a complementary drill to my Brunswick Nirvana pin down, so I went with the Grudge drilled pin up above my ring finger, with the pin and CG in direct alignment of each other. The result is a tremendous amount of hook that provides a much more versatile ball reaction on heavy oil. The ball motion is very clean through the front part of the lanes, while maintaining a tremendous amount of hitting power. This ball maintains its motion at the break point and through the pins, with incredible predictability. I strongly encourage anyone considering a heavy oil ball to definitely consider the new DV8 Grudge. The DV8 Grudge is another incredible ball in the line of many from DV8 to add to anyone's arsenal. I can't believe how much this ball hooks!Perry
Out of the box 680 series on house shot. I have mine drilled to roll early,I throw 19-20mph on average.It's super clean through the front and very strong off the breakpoint.I love this ball it's a hook monster.
I wanted to have a complementary drill to my Brunswick Nirvana pin down, so I went with the Grudge drilled pin up above my ring finger, with the pin and CG in direct alignment of each other. The result is a tremendous amount of hook that provides a much more versatile ball reaction on heavy oil. The ball motion is very clean through the front part of the lanes, while maintaining a tremendous amount of hitting power. This ball maintains its motion at the break point and through the pins, with incredible predictability. I strongly encourage anyone considering a heavy oil ball to definitely consider the new DV8 Grudge.
DV8 GrudgeBowler Stats:Speed: 18-19mphRev Rate: 400-450mphAxis Tilt: 7degreesAxis Rotation: 30-60 degreesLayout: 45 degrees by 4" by 45 degrees (small hole 1" down VAL)Intent: Hook. A lot.On the lanes: The Grudge has been advertised as so strong that I haven't thrown it much until I saw a pattern with enough volume that would really test its strength. The 2015 IB Open pattern is 47' with 33ml of oil; perfect for a test. On the fresh, the Grudge was the most hooking ball in my bag out of the box hands down. Compared to my original Nirvana at 1000 grit, I was surprised to find that the Grudge was about a board stronger than the Nirvana even with its surface. On this pattern I had the Grudge being a little more rolly in nature than the Nirvana so I now have two distinct shapes at the very high end of my bag.Final Thoughts: I feel like I could literally make this ball hook on ice (at least a flood). Even at the OOB finish, there was plenty of friction to be had. I'm likely to order another and have a stronger layout and rougher surface to have a Grudge/Grudge/Nirvana top part of my arsenal for this year's IB Open and longer PBA patterns. The only question I have is wondering how they can possibly make something in the future that hooks more.
My Name is Doug Cutler and I am a DV8 Regional Staffer. I am left handed and throw around between 15-16mph. The surface on the Grudge is out of box which is 500/1000 Siaair Pad. Pin is 3-4". I drilled my first Grudge with the Pin just above my ring finger and the CG Stacked. All I can say about the Grudge is WOW! This ball is a hitting machine and it throws the pins all around. This is the most aggressive ball that I have ever had and I loving this ball. I can play up the boards or I can move inside and keep it in the oil and it just cuts through the oil. Also one other thing I love about this ball is if I make a mistake like leak it left it still recovers and still hits hard and does not roll out. I am going to drill another one also and change the surface on it. I compare this ball with my Brunswick Nirvana which at the time was my most aggressive ball and I see the Grudge reads the mid lane cleaner, but saves more energy for the back and has more angle or hook when it hits the pocket. The Brunswick Nirvana reads the mid lane earlier and then kind of just rolls to the pocket which is good for some of the patterns we bowl on. I have used the Grudge on the Kegel Autobon which is a long pattern, and on Kegel 39 foot Flat shot(which was our pattern for the Indiana Master), and also on a THS. On the THS which we bowl on beat up wood I tried it out of the box surface and it was a little too strong, but I brought the surface up to 4000 and man what a difference and I can play from multiple angles. If you are looking for a ball for Heavy oil patterns or even a THS this is a ball you will need in your bag. You can change surfaces on the ball and it will react. If you are using this ball on short patterns you will need to bring the surface up on it. The New Composite Cover Stock is Amazing and hit a HOME RUN with this ball. So Get to your Local Pro Shop today and purchase a Grudge. You will not be Disappointed! #dv8grudge#dv8bowling Doug Cutler PBA Champion DV8Staffer
The DV8 Grudge is a must have!! The Grudge provides maximum hook with a great amount of energy through the pins. This ball is smooth through the mid lane and angular off the breaking point. The new composite cover stock technology gives you better traction in heavier oil volumes. This ball works best on heavier conditions but can be used on house patterns if you change your angles. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Bowling Division.
Besides looking fantastic, The Grudge is the most aggressive ball in the DV8 line I've ever thrown. The new composite solid cover, is simply the best thing going. It reads the lane early, (exactly like you will want in your heavy oil ball) but it manages to maintain an incredible amount of energy going through the pins. It gets through the heads clean enough to provide the reaction you are looking for, but it hooks early enough to handle heavier volumes of oil. I would definitely recommend this ball to anybody looking to take their heavy oil game to the next level. This is just another reason why the DV8 line is the best in the business.
Absolutely the best all around hook monster. Clean in the heads strong continuous motion. Shot 300 with it on a modified pattern second time out. 10 out 10 !!
Its time to make 'em mad! Knock 'em down! You know they're going to hold a grudge, so why shouldn't YOU? Watch Lane Side Reviews throw the ball that will have everyone holding it against you, the new DV8 Bowling ?#?GRUDGE?!DV8 GRUDGEBALL SPECSPin Length - 3-4"Starting Top Weight - 2.5 ozBall Weight - 15lb 2ozDRILL PATTERN[/B]Drilled 60 X 5" x 65, no weight holeBOWLER STYLERev Rate - 240 / 352 / 436Ball Speed - 14.1 MPH / 18.6 MPHPICTURE AND VIDEO LINKShttps://youtu.be/aX9RmfJTlYgSURFACE PREPARATIONGrit - Out of the BoxType (Matte, Polish, Sanded) - Out of the BoxLANE CONDITIONLength - 41 ftVolume - 18.30 mlType (Wall, Xmas Tree, Sport) - Kegel Main Street (THS)
This ball gets thru the heads extremely clean and has a super aggressive backend motion. I personally added a lil more surface to get it to read a lil sooner, but it still maintains its energy thru the pins
I bowl in a mixed league on Monday nights. Everyone had good comments on its performance.
Heavy oil dull finish add a little polish for added length .This ball is the hook monster no doubt!!!
I haven't bowl for 5 years. So, I just bough DV8 Grudge. It went to 229. I definitely know that I will hit 300 anytime soon.
I used the Roto Grip Haywire most of all of last season, and had rated it as probably the best ball I have thrown. I recently bought the DV8 Grudge to handle the long oil in the house I bowl, which is roughly a 44' pattern, with oil that pushes down quickly, which just eats up any hook you may have, especially if you are a cranker who spins the ball without turning your hand over...well, this ball is probably the most powerful ball i have ever thrown, had it drilled pin over, just right of my ring finger, this ball is really special...but keep in mind; a shorter pattern could be a problem for you with this ball, especially if the lane begins to dry, just too powerful! There is a reason I see 1 after another at our house, that is my only negative, everyone is buying this ball! :)
This ball is very strong.. This ball is great for fresh and long patterns.. It hits like a truck..I got two of these and they are drilled the same . One is polished and one has a 500 surface.. I don't move all night when I see it breaking a little more then usual I go to the polished one and stand about the same line I started with.. This is one of the best balls I have thrown.. Love it
The DV8 Grudge, OMG. This ball is absolutely a hooking machine. Ita hooks and it keeps hooking. If you need a ball for HEAVY volumes of oil, this is the ball you need in your arsenal. I laid mine out to roll heavy through the lanes and pick up quick in the midlane and roll to the quick to the pocket. The Grudge is a MUST and needs to be in everyone bag.
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